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Green Lake Monitoring – January 27, 2019

Secchi Depth: 2.6 Meters (8.5 feet)
Water Temp: 6.4 degrees C (43.5 degrees F)

Monitored at East Green Lake by Jeffrey Howard. The sample was taken from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center. Jeff will continue sampling weekly from the same site and also report the data quarterly to King County using their format.

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here. Choose “Green Lake-1”.

Minutes for November 27, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday November 27, 2018, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

    Guest speakers:
Debra BouchardDana WestJohn Abdalkhani
    Attendees:
Rob ZisettePaul KostekBrian DeLucaRichard FlemingJeff HowardRuth BaetzGayle GarmanLiz Graf-BrennanKaren SchurrAlice Poggi

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.

KS discussed Lessons Learned at a 13 October Robert’s Rules of Order training session. See <  https://jurassicparliament.com/roberts-rules-of-order/ >.

King County representatives Dana W, John A, and Debra B provided a comprehensive discussion regarding King County’s University Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Project. They proved flyers describing the essence of the project whose information can be seen at: <  www.kingcounty.gov/protectingourwaters >. Topics of interest to the immediate FOGL area are the surface runoff and subsurface water movement coming Easterly from Phinney Ridge and the effects of East shore area major construction projects. JA highlighted construction and installation of water absorbing structures along parking strips. He noted that standard unaltered lawns are generally not good absorbers of heavy rain events. RZ noted the heavy outflow from the lake’s Densmore during recent heavy rain events. JA acknowledged the high local interest in lake water quality, citing Seattle Public Utilities as the best source of information. GG would like information on how the different soil geologies around the lake affect deep ground water movement. RZ queried on the level of monitoring of effects of the Link Light Rail tunnel to North Gate.
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Agenda for Friends of Green Lake Meeting – January 22, 2019


YOU’RE INVITED! JOIN US AT 7 PM TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2019 AT THE FRIENDS OF GREEN LAKE MEETING AT THE HEARTHSTONE.

AGENDA:

  • Introductions
  • Green Lake Path Emergency Marker Project (Rob Zisette)
  • Living Water Cities: A Vision –  Inspirational Floating Wetlands
  • Taiga Hinckley memorial project (Rob Zisette)
  • Scuba Bridge to Duck Island Project Concept (Dick Eitel)
  • Lake water quality monitoring (Jeff Howard)
  • Lake level monitoring (Rob Zisette)
  • Treasurer’s report (Karen Schurr)
  • Website Update (Ellen Hewitt)
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting Topics
  • Adjourn

Hope to see you Tuesday January 22!
We are meeting in the board room at The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way North, from 7 – 9:00 PM.

Next meeting will be on March 26, 2019.

THANKS TO THE HEARTHSTONE FOR HOSTING OUR MEETINGS!

Green Lake Monitoring – January 20, 2019

Secchi Depth: 2.7 Meters (8.9 feet)
Water Temp:6.5 degrees C (43.7 degrees F)

Monitored at East Green Lake by Jeffrey Howard. The sample was taken from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center. Jeff will continue sampling weekly from the same site and also report the data quarterly to King County using their format.

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here. Choose “Green Lake-1”.

Green Lake Stewards – 2018-2019 Winter Newsletter

Winter greetings to lovers of Green Lake …


Members of the December 2018 work party.  Two months earlier, dense arcs of Himalayan blackberry cane hid this view of the lake!!  Special Note: there is no work party scheduled in January. February work party is the second Daturday, Feb. 9, 2019 – 9 am to noon.  March work party will be the third Saturday, March 16, 2019 – noon to 3 pm.

A NEW YEAR

Winter is a good time to look back on the past year and think about goals for the new year.  In 2018 we had 12 work parties that attracted 125 volunteers who pitched in a total of 333 hours of weeding and digging.  That is nothing to sniff at.  Our work this year focused a lot on maintenance: the weeding and watering of our two restorations sites. Late in the year we began opening up a new restoration site for future planting.  In 2018 was significant in that Garet Munger stepped away from active participation as co-lead with Andrea Watts.  We miss Garet who moved away from the neighborhood and is now volunteering elsewhere, but he does stop by occasionally to spur us on.  Dan Kujawinski and Rob Hutcheson have joined Andrea in organizing and leading the work parties.  We wish Garet the best and thank him for his years of involvement with Green Lake.

For 2019 our goals are 1) continued maintenance to the give new plants in the restored areas a chance against weeds and invasive plants and summer drought and 2) open a new area on the west side (adjacent to Aurora Ave) where the Himalayan blackberry canes are at their densest.

Our March work party will move to the third Saturday for a special planting event:
We have over 60 barefoot plants to get in the ground that are being donated by the King Conservation District.
We need lots of help!

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Green Lake Monitoring – January 13, 2019

Secchi Depth: 3.1 Meters (10.2 feet)
Water Temp:6.7 degrees C (44.1 degrees F)

Monitored at East Green Lake by Jeffrey Howard. The sample was taken from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center. Jeff will continue sampling weekly from the same site and also report the data quarterly to King County using their format.

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here. Choose “Green Lake-1”.

Green Lake Monitoring – Jan 13, 2019

Here are the readings for January 13, 2019.

Secchi Depth: 3.1 Meters (10.2 feet)
Water Temp:6.7 degrees C (44.1 degrees F)

Monitored at East Green Lake by Jeffrey Howard. The sample was taken from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center. Jeff will continue sampling weekly from the same site and also report the data quarterly to King County using their format.

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here. Choose “Green Lake-1”.

Green Lake Monitoring – January 6, 2019

Here are the readings for January 6, 2019.

Secchi Depth: 2.5 Meters (8.2 feet)
Water Temp:6.3 degrees C (43.3 degrees F)

Monitored at East Green Lake by Jeffrey Howard. The sample was taken from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center. Jeff will continue sampling weekly from the same site and also report the data quarterly to King County using their format.

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here. Choose “Green Lake-1”.

Green Lake Monitoring – December 30, 2018

Here are the readings for December 30, 2018.

Secchi Depth: 3.3 Meters (10.8 feet)
Water Temp:6.8 degrees C (44.2 degrees F)

Monitored at East Green Lake by Jeffrey Howard. The sample was taken from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center. Jeff will continue sampling weekly from the same site and also report the data quarterly to King County using their format.

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here. Choose “Green Lake-1”.

Green Lake Monitoring – December 24, 2018

Here are the readings for December 24, 2018.

Secchi Depth: 2.8 Meters (9.2 feet)
Water Temp: 5.5 degrees C (43.9 degrees F)

Monitored at East Green Lake by Jeffrey Howard. The sample was taken from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center. Jeff will continue sampling weekly from the same site and also report the data quarterly to King County using their format. The quarterly report will be available here as well.

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here. Choose “Green Lake-1”.

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